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Wherever I am, at whatever place on earth,
I hide from people the conviction
that I’m not from here.

It’s as if I’d been sent,
to extract as many colors, tastes, sounds, smells,
to experience everything that is a man’s share,
to transpose what was felt into a magical register
and carry it there, from whence I came.

Wherever, Czeslaw Milosz

Ovunque mi trovo, in qualsiasi posto sulla terra,
nascondo a tutti la convinzione
che non sono di qua.

Come se io fossi mandato
ad assorbire il più possibile colori, gusti, suoni, profumi
a sperimentare tutto ciò di cui l’umano è parte
trasformare ciò che ha percepito in un registro magico
e portarlo là, da dove sono venuto.

Ovunque mi trovo, Czeslaw Milosz

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